Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

National Volunteer Month

Join us as we amplify the power of civic engagement—down the block, across boroughs, and around the globe.

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National Volunteer Month is a time to recognize individuals who lend their time, talent, and voice to helping others.

This April, join New York Cares as we show up for NYC by harnessing the best our city has to offer—New Yorkers who care. 


Not a volunteer yet? Let's change that.



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Today my volunteer day was wonderful and I enjoyed every moment . The team members are so friendly and we worked together cheerfully. I cannot do everything, but I can still do something. The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.



Share Your Inspiring Moment

Whether it's tutoring in public schoolsbeautifying community gardens, or serving warm meals, we know that volunteering can change your life. It's incredible how good it feels to make a positive difference in someone's day. Share with us a service project that touched your heart.

Tell us your story